NEI’s Vision in Afghanistan:
Eradicate protein-energy malnutrition,
especially among women and children
NEI’s mission is to establish a self-sustainable soybean industry in Afghanistan through developing a soybean full value chain; which includes seed multiplication, soybean cultivation, soybean processing, and soy market development.
The general objective of NEI’s humanitarian distribution program in Afghanistan is to assist poor families suffering from protein-energy malnutrition. NEI distributes soy products to women and children, excluding infants and children under three years of age in order to supplement their diets with a complete protein source and help prevent protein-energy malnutrition.
The objective of NEI in Afghanistan is to assist poor families suffering from protein-energy malnutrition through promoting self-sustainable soy value chain development.
In 2014, NEI committed another 10 years to Afghanistan to produce 300,000 metric tons of soybeans to provide an economical source of complete protein.
In addition, NEI aims to improve the health and nutrition status of Afghan population by distributing soy products to women and children — excluding infants and children under 3 years old — for the purpose of supplementing their diet with a complete protein source. With this, NEI is helping prevent protein-energy malnutrition.